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RSV is here this week along with the flu..

RSV (Respiratory Syncytial Virus) is a cold that comes around every year, but can be a particular problem for young infants. Young infants can often get bronchiolitis, which can cause wheezing and coughing and occasionally severe illness. If your young baby has a significant cough, we should probably see them for an appointment. Respiratory Syncytial [...]

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More Cases of the Flu here this week…

We have had more cases of Influenza A this week then before. Classic flu with fever cough headache body aches and all. If your child has the flu, and is particularly sick with it, please give us a call. Here is an article about The Flu from the AAP.

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Vapor Rub Relieves Cold Symptoms for Children, Helps Them Sleep Better, Study Suggests

Since we have few cold medicines now that are approved for children, it is nice for something to be shown to be helpful. “Applying a vapor rub is effective for treating children with night-time cough and congestion and improves sleep for children with cold symptoms, according to Penn State College of Medicine researchers.” Vapor Rub [...]

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Influenza A is Here!

I have had my suspicions lately, but Saturday morning we had our first official positive test in the office for Influenza A. Other regions of the country have had it for a while, and it is finally here. According to the CDC, most of the cases are influenza A (H3N2) in case you are wondering. [...]

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Lifting a Veil of Fear to See a Few Benefits of Fever

Here is a very nice article about fever. We spend many phone calls trying to discuss with parents that fevers in themselves are not harmful, and they are only a small part of the puzzle in deciding how sick your child is. Fevers probably do some good in fighting illness. As always, if you are [...]

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Early Antibiotics Help Ear Infections in Young Children

I was never a big proponent of the total watch and wait approach, because it didn’t jibe with my experience. So I guess I was ahead of the curve! However, there is other studies that show that when parents think their child has an ear infection, it is only abut 50-50. So if you are [...]

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New Guidelines on When Kids Need Tonsillectomies

These guidelines focus in on symptoms like sleep disordered breathing (severe snoring) as a reason for tonsillectomy. You have to have a lot of strep throats before you are a candidate: 7 strep throats in a year or five streps two years in a row or 3 a year 3 years in a row. If [...]

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Helping your child deal with a cold

Everybody seems to be coughing! The cough seems to be going on for weeks. Obviously if you child is sick enough to be seen give us a call. Be careful when giving your child cough medicines. Vicks Vaporub is safe and may be effective. Caring for a Child with a Viral Infection U.S. Emergency Room [...]

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Racing Champion Jeff Gordon Revs Up Awareness of Pertussis

Racing Champion Jeff Gordon and Wife, Ingrid team up with the March of Dimes and Sanofi Pasteur to accelerate a national education campaign and launch Sounds Track 4 Change to brin awareness to the need for all adults to get the adult pertussis booster to protect their children. Racing Champion Jeff Gordon and Wife, Ingrid, [...]

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